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Rey Ty. Public Pedagogy and Adult Learning

  1. 1. Reexamining Theories of Adult Learning and Adult Development Through the Lenses of Public Pedagogy Jennifer A. Sandlin, Robin Redmon Wright and Carolyn Clark. (2011 August) Adult Education Quarterly 63(1) 3–23
  2. 2. Public Pedagogy • “In this article, we question these master narratives of modernity and their stronghold within adult education through a discussion of how adult learning and development are shaped by the forces of various sites of public pedagogy, a focus we posit is missing from many dominant discourses of adult learning and development. Public pedagogy, a concept that was widely introduced to the educational research community through the work of Carmen Luke (1996) and other feminist researchers in the mid-1990s and subsequently popularized through the work of Henry Giroux beginning in the late 1990s, refers to various forms, processes, and sites of education and learning that occur beyond the realm of formal educational institutions—including popular culture (i.e., movies, television, the Internet, magazines, shopping malls), informal educational institutions and public spaces (i.e., museums, zoos, monuments), dominant discourses (i.e., public policy, neoliberalism, global capitalism), and public intellectualism and social activism (i.e., academics who engage with the public outside of the academy, grassroots organizations, and social movements) (Sandlin, Schultz, & Burdick, 2010). Although public pedagogy is conceptualized in the wider educational literature in these various ways, in this article we focus on popular culture and informal cultural institutions, as these are the areas of public pedagogy most often taken up by adult education researchers.”
  3. 3. Public Pedagogy • “The authors examine the modernist underpinnings of traditional adult learning and development theories and evaluate elements of those theories through more contemporary lenses. Drawing on recent literature focused on “public pedagogy,” the authors argue that much learning takes place outside of formal educational institutions. They look beyond modernist narratives of adult development and consider the possible implications for critical adult learning occurring in and through contemporary fragmented, digital, media-saturated culture.”
  4. 4. Public Pedagogy • Rey Ty’s Notes
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  6. 6. Public Pedagogy & Adult Learning